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The daring life and dangerous times of Eve Adams / Jonathan Ned Katz.

Katz, Jonathan, 1938- (author.). Adams, Eve, 1891- container of (work): Lesbian love. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781641605168
  • ISBN: 1641605162
  • Physical Description: ix, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"With the original text of Lesbian Love."--cover.
"Original edition of Lesbian Love "printed for private circulation only" by Evelyn Addams [Eve Adams] in 1925."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-273) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Searching for Eve -- Eve speaks -- Departure and arrival -- 1912 -- War clouds and a fan letter -- Spied on -- Chicago, the Grey Cottage, Ruth -- Greenwich Village, Eve's place, trouble -- Eve Adam's Lesbian love -- The bureaucrats attack -- Eve in exile -- The Crash -- Fascism -- War -- Epilogue: Eve then, us now -- Appendix: Lesbian Love / by Eve Adams.
Summary, etc.:
"Historian Jonathan Ned Katz uncovers the forgotten story of radical lesbian feminist Eve Adams, and her long-lost book Lesbian Love. Born Chawa Zloczewer into a Jewish family in Poland, Eve Adams emigrated to the United States in 1912, took a new name, befriended anarchists, sold radical publications, and ran lesbian-and-gay-friendly speakeasies in Chicago and New York. Then, in 1925, Adams risked all to write and publish a book titled Lesbian Love. Adams's bold activism caught the attention of the young J. Edgar Hoover and the US Bureau of Investigation, leading to her surveillance and arrest. Adams was convicted of publishing an obscene book and of attempted sex with a policewoman sent to entrap her. Adams was jailed and then deported back to Europe, and ultimately murdered by Nazis in Auschwitz. In The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams, acclaimed historian Jonathan Ned Katz has recovered the extraordinary story of an early, daring activist. Carefully distinguishing fact from fiction, Katz presents the first biography of Adams, and the publisher reprints the long-lost text of Adams's rare, unique book Lesbian Love."--Publisher's website.
Subject: Adams, Eve, 1891-approximately 1943.
Adams, Eve, 1891-1943.
Lesbians > United States > Biography.
Jewish women > Poland > Biography.
Jewish women.
Lesbians > United States > Biography.
Jewish women > Poland > Biography.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.